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This is the presentation for Odyssey Charter School's first Parent Symposium. It covers information on how to use online tools to help students succeed.

This is the presentation for Odyssey Charter School's first Parent Symposium. It covers information on how to use online tools to help students succeed.

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Using Technology to Help Students Succeed in the Online World Using Technology to Help Students Succeed in the Online World Presentation Transcript

  • Using Technology to Help Students Succeed In the Online World
  • Who is This Guy?
    • Five years teaching online
      • Worked with over 1000 students at all secondary levels
    • Instructional Web-Designer for CCSD
    • Designed for three high schools and one college
    • Currently working on
    • Spare Time?
  • What I Believe
    • That all students, with the right tools, can be successful in the online world.
    • If we build those tools in then they’ll be there for the students that need them and will be useful for those students who we may think don’t.
  • Universal Design for Learning
    • Multiple means of representation, to give learners various ways of acquiring information and knowledge,
    • Multiple means of expression, to provide learners alternatives for demonstrating what they know,
    • Multiple means of engagement, to tap into learners' interests, offer appropriate challenges, and increase motivation.
  • Section 508/W3C/AAA
    • Section 508 (the 1998 Amendment to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act) requires the federal government to make all goods and services—including Web pages—fully accessible.
    • W3C wrote the rules for how the web works
    • AAA is an accessibility standard to make sure that sites meet both 508 and W3C standards
  • Disclaimer
    • I have a son with a heart condition, cerebral palsy, hearing and vision loss, no verbal skills, autism, and the list goes on…
  • Who are You Guys?
    • How many with students K – 6?
    • How many with students 7 – 8?
    • How many with students 9 – 12?
    • How tech-savvy are you?
      • Very non-technical (how do you turn this thing on?)
      • Somewhat non-technical (where’s the tech support phone number again?)
      • Technical (know how to create web pages)
      • Highly Technical (build your own computer)
  • What are Your Goals?
  • A Quick Video
  • Password Management
    • Roboform
      • 10 passwords for free
        • http://www.roboform.com
  • Windows Speech & Vision
    • Windows XP has a tool built in to help with low vision.
      • Go to Start menu, then Accessories, then Magnification
  • Windows Speech & Vision
    • Windows XP has a speech recognition tool.
      • Go to the Start menu, then Control Panel, then Speech and Voice.
  • Adobe Acrobat
    • www.adobe.com
    • Vision issue can be addressed in Acrobat too.
    • As well defining words
    • and reading aloud.
  • Opera Web Browser
    • www.opera.com
    • Opera is a free web-browser.
    • It has a built in reader.
      • High-light text and touch “v” on the keyboard.
    • Right-click to define words.
    • And you can talk to it.
  • Yahoo Widgets
    • http://widgets.yahoo.com/
    • 10:2 widget
    • Multitude of others…
  • Web 2.0
    • Web 2.0 is a fully interactive internet environment.
    • One where you are a participant as well as a visitor.
    • Watch…
  • Wikipedia
    • www.wikipedia.org
      • The latest version of Encyclopedia Britannica has just over 65,000 articles
        • Currently Wikipedia has more than 850,000
      • Can you trust it?
      • Get involved.
  • Blogging for Success
    • Students can use blogs to keep track of assignments, projects, reflection, collaboration
    • Teachers can use blogs for class announcements and up to the minute information
      • http://mrmoses.org/blog/ag
    • There are many free blogging tools.
      • http://blogger.com
    • Forced blogging = flogging
  • YouTube for Student Success
    • Students can find video on almost any topic to help them succeed in class.
    • With nothing more than a web-cam students can upload their own video.
    • http://youtube.com
  • YahooAnswers
    • The internet is at your student’s fingertips for help 24/7.
    • http://answers.yahoo.com
      • Education & Reference
        • Homework Help
    • Let’s keep it simple too:
      • Homework help line: Monday – Thursday 3:30 to 5:30
        • 799-5111
  • Google Docs & SpreadSheets
    • http://docs.google.com
    • Online word-processing.
    • Students can access the work they they’ve done on their assignments anywhere.
    • Parents can see how they are doing on their assignments at anytime.
    • Teacher can give feedback along the way.
    • Cornell Notes
  • Embrace MySpace
    • Is there an educational use for MySpace?
    • Proper online etiquette.
    • Value in social networking.
  • Other Possibilities
    • Portable Apps
      • http://portableapps.com/
    • Meebo
      • http://meebo.com
  • Back to Your Goals
    • Your Goals